Assistant Professor Forestry/Silviculture
|Special Instructions Summary|
|Working Title||Assistant Professor Forestry/Silviculture|
|Advertised Employing Department||Natural Resource Ecology and Management|
|Appointment Type||Faculty - Tenure-Eligible|
|Base of Employment||B - Faculty (9 Months)|
|Full or Part Time||Full-Time|
|Proposed Start Date||Negotiable, no later than January 1, 2018|
|Proposed End Date or Length of Term|
|Number of Months Employed Per Year||9|
|Summary of Duties and Responsibilities||
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Iowa State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in forestry/silviculture at the assistant professor level. The position is a 9-month appointment and has responsibilities in teaching, research, and service (a standard appointment is 45%, 45%, and 10%, respectively).
The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching courses that contribute to departmental academic priorities, including silviculture, assisting in dendrology, and other courses in the undergraduate natural resources curricula. Teaching also includes developing a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Responsibilities will include mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students and participation in a 3-week fall camp.
Additionally, the individual will develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in silviculture and management of Midwestern forests. Collaborations with private industry, commodity organizations, county conservation boards, non-governmental organizations, and Iowa Department of Natural Resource staff are encouraged.
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills.
|Required Education and Experience||
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. by start date in forestry, or a closely related forestry field and research experience related to siliviculture and/or forest management.
|Preferred Education and Experience||
- Publication record
|Department/Program & College Description||
The NREM Department is housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which is dedicated to the Land Grant missions of teaching, research, and Extension. The department is broad in scope, with >500 undergraduate students in 2 majors, Animal Ecology and Forestry, and graduate majors in Fisheries Biology, Forestry, and Wildlife Ecology. Faculty also contribute to several interdepartmental graduate programs including Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science, Genetics and Genomics, Immunobiology, Microbiology, and Sustainable Agriculture. The department houses the U.S. Geological Survey’s Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
|About Iowa State University and the Ames Community||
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com<http://www.visitames.com>).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
|Department Contact Name||Tammy Porter|
|Department Contact Phone||515-294-4772|
|Department Contact Emailemail@example.com|
|Location (if other than Ames)|
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|Guaranteed Consideration Date||02/27/2017|
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email email@example.com.
|University Title||Assistant Professor - 1700|
|Salary||Commensurate with qualifications|
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